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Surpassing the goal

Inaugural Giving Day raises $228,000 — including over $7,000 for the SOE The UW-La Crosse community came out strong during the university’s inaugural Giving Day Dec. 1, raising thousands of dollars for scholarships, research, academic programming, and more. From noon on Dec. 1 until noon on Dec. 2, 1,407 donors united to raise $228,348 to transform lives at UWL — including 65 donors and $7,100 for the School of Education. One education student, Jessica, says her scholarship is helping bring her career goals into focus. “Money has always been tight in my split family, so this generous scholarship will go a long way,” she says, noting that she has wanted to be a teacher since she was 8 years old. “UWL was clearly the best place for me to make these dreams come true.” Giving Day aimed to rally UWL alumni, employees, parents, students, and friends in support of the university. Of the 1,407 donors, 49% identified as alumni, 39% identified as friends of UWL and 12% identified as UWL employees. Taylor Wilmoth, annual giving director, says every donation made a difference — whether it was big or small, whether it came from a longtime donor or a first-time donor. “This event really showed the power of private giving and collective effort,” she explains. “Whether you made your first gift or your 50th, whether you gave $5 or $500, what matters is that we did it together for UWL.”

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University of Wisconsin-La Crosse School of Education Eagle Edge Newsletter Spring 2021  

School of Education Eagle Edge newsletter is published biannually for UW-La Crosse School of Education alumni and friends.

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse School of Education Eagle Edge Newsletter Spring 2021  

School of Education Eagle Edge newsletter is published biannually for UW-La Crosse School of Education alumni and friends.

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